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With the release of Microsoft Windows 2008 server, new features have appeared in the operating system and Active Directory. One new feature that will probably come back to bite us, from an Identity Manager perspective, is a new feature of the Active Directory Users and Computers Microsoft Management Console (ADUC MMC) snapin. Here's the scoop on the new option to "Protect container from accidental deletion."
Geoff Carman recently ran into an issue with the Active Directory driver where eDirectory causes a problem in synchronizing events. The issue has to do with subtree moves. That is, moving a container object in Active Directory, and syncing that move event into eDirectory. Find out how he solved it.
Here's part 3 of the Guided Tour of Novell Identity Manager article, by dgersic. You'll learn about Rules, Conditions, Actions, Associations, Synthetic Adds, and Merge Operations.
Here's part 2 of the introductory guided tour of Novell's Identity Manager article, by dgersic. You'll learn about Policy Sets in a Driver, Policies, Filters, and the Add Processor.
An introductory guided tour of Novell's Identity Manager (part 1 of 3).
When I first started working with DirXML (now called Identity Manager), one of the things that I found difficult was understanding what went where, and why. Some years later, I still see this as a weakness of the documentation. So, in an effort to make Identity Manager (hereafter abbreviated as IDM) a bit easier to learn, here is a guided tour.
Here's Part 2 of Geoff Carman's series on interesting schema syntaxes in eDirectory.
Out of the box there are a number of really interesting schema syntaxes in Novell eDirectory available that we can use. Many of them we are familiar with and some of them are used in the background and we do not see them, but they are used all over the place.
Geoff Carman shares a few tips that will help you save time when upgrading a system with several drivers.
The standard IDM v3.5.1 AD driver provides support for mail enabling AD users by populating the mailNickname and homeMDB attributes. On larger Exchange 2007 systems, there may be up to 50 message stores per server to choose from. This article explores ways of load balancing users across the available message stores.
Once you have created and tested your ZRS report, follow these steps to export your report in preparation for uploading it to the ZRS community site.
Novell Identity Manager has a powerful tracing mechanism that can be used to track most of what is happening behind the scenes in your IDM implementation. To tap into that capability is very simple, and can be a valuable resource during development of the driver and also to troubleshoot issues in production.
Here's a great idea for a way to remote control without dealing with all of the complexity that comes with punching any NAT firewall holes. This solution uses a SOCKS proxy and SOCKS server to avoid the hassles of configuring a NAT firewall. Very nifty! As with everything in Cool Solutions, this is not supported by Novell Support. But check it out to see if it will work for you.
If you have read any of my other articles you will know that I am a very big proponent of using the Comments fields wherever you can. That means when you write a rule in Identity Manager you should explain what the rule is doing, more importantly why you are doing it, and most importantly what you tried before that did not work.
Mike Faris shares a new step-by-step guide on how to migrate a server from NetWare to OES2 Linux. Check it out.
In Novell Identity Manager, Geoff Carman wants to know: what can you do in XSLT that you cannot do in DirXML Script?
Geoff Carman walks us through the various kinds of Remote Loaders you can use with Novell Identity Manager.
Here are some interesting insights into the new Novell Identity Manager Integration Module 2.1 for Enterprise, including the Composer tool - courtesy of Geoff Carman.